STEPHEN MINISTRY welcomes guest speaker Paul Markowitz founder of Senior Living Specialists, on Thursday, October 19, in CLC 209. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. Markowitz will speak on how and when to decide on assisted living. ALL are welcome to hear about this timely subject. Stephen Minister supervision follows from 8:15pm-9:00pm. Contact Mike Tucker.
Classes start August 17, 2017 CLC208 6:30pm-9:00pm Stephen Minister Training is an 18 week course that equips and empowers lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Through this training, we teach lifelong skills that will nurture and use your gifts in meaningful ministry, allowing you to grow spiritually as […]
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ Galatians 6:2, NRSV Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that have trained Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministry multiplies blessings throughout the church and community. Congregations receive a practical and powerful way to respond to […]
We all need a friend. A friend we can talk to, a friend who will listen. Someone who will empathize with what we are experiencing, who won’t judge us. Sometimes we just need someone to be there. These are the gifts that a Stephen Minister brings to someone who might be lonely, someone who might […]
Stephen Ministry exists to provide continual, loving care for those who are going through transitional life points. A Stephen Minister offers one-on-one care to individuals who are experiencing: Health challenges Loneliness, grief, or discouragement Separation or divorce Unemployment Relocation Season of life changes Caring for aging parents or other family issues A Stephen Minister: Listens […]
Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. FUMC Allen has trained Stephen Ministers since 1996. On Sunday, June 14, our congregation will commission our new Stephen Ministers who started their 50-hour training in September. These committed Christians […]